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Holly Black

USA (1971 - )

Holly Black spent her early years in a decaying Victorian mansion where her mother fed her a steady diet of ghost stories and faerie tales. An avid collector of rare folklore volumes, spooky dolls, and crazy hats, she lives in West Long Branch, New Jersey, with her husband, Theo.



Spiderwick Chronicles Special Edition of the Seeing Stone (with Tony DiTerlizzi)
1. Goblins Attack (2007)
2. Troll Trouble (2007)
3. Great Escape (2007)
Good Neighbors
1. Kin (2008)
2. Kith (2009)
3. Kind (2010)
Curse Workers
1. White Cat (2010)
2. Red Glove (2011)
3. Black Heart (2012)
Anthologies edited
Andre Norton Award Best Book winner (2006) : Valiant
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2011) : White Cat
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2013) : Black Heart
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2014) : The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (2014) : Doll Bones

Books about Holly Black
Holly Black recommends
Teach Me
Teach Me (2005)
R A Nelson
"A raw and dazzling portrait of obsession and betrayal."
Changeling (2006)
Delia Sherman
"Beautiful, witty, and magical. Changeling shows us New York as we all secretly believe it is."
City of Ashes
City of Ashes (2008)
(Mortal Instruments, book 2)
Cassandra Clare
"A gorgeous fantasy that's so good it's dangerous."
Out of the Wild
Out of the Wild (2008)
(Into the Wild)
Sarah Beth Durst
"An enchanting romp, full of adventure, horror and cleverness."
Sacred Scars
Sacred Scars (2009)
(Resurrection of Magic, book 2)
Kathleen Duey
"Beautifully written, fierce, and unforgettable."
Silksinger (2009)
(Faeries of Dreamdark, book 2)
Laini Taylor
"Laini Taylor's faeries are whimsical and tiny, but fierce. This book was so much fun."

A Conspiracy of Kings (2010)
(Attolia, book 4)
Megan Whalen Turner
"Impossible to put down."

Picture the Dead (2010)
Lisa Brown and Adele Griffin
"I loved Picture the Dead. Eerie, romantic, moody, and immersive."

Magic Below Stairs (2010)
Caroline Stevermer
"I want to live inside Caroline Stevermer's books. Her characters are clever, courageous, and charming."

The Other Side of Dark (2010)
Sarah Smith
"The Other Side of Dark is an intricate mystery that will leave you breathless."

The Painted Boy (2010)
Charles de Lint
"Charles de Lint writes like a magician... He is, simply put, the best."

Anna Dressed in Blood (2011)
(Anna , book 1)
Kendare Blake
"It's the old boy meets girl story, if the boy is a wry, self-destructive ghost-hunter bent on avenging his father and the girl is a homicidal ghost trapped in a house full of everyone she's ever murdered. Needless to say, Cas and Anna are my new favorite twosome. When I got to the last page, I flipped back to the first."

Misfit (2011)
Jon Skovron
"A diabolically delightful paranormal."

Aloha from Hell (2011)
(Sandman Slim, book 3)
Richard Kadrey
"Richard Kadrey is a genius."

Red Delicious (2014)
(Siobhan Quinn, book 2)
Kathleen Tierney
"Caitlin Keirnan is a master of dark fantasy."

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